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Twydall Primary School

Twydall Primary School

Care, Courtesy, Commitment and
Consideration in our Community


    Nursery Admissions

Nursery Admissions are managed by the school. Please come in to register your interest or download our Initial Admissions Form at the bottom of this page.

For information on our Nursery provision please click HERE.

Primary School Reception Admissions (For September)

Please Note: all applications must be submitted to and are handled by Medway Council. The school is only informed who has applied and been accepted once the application deadline has passed.

Medway policy requires that children must apply to enter Reception (Foundation Stage 2), even if they attend a school nursery. Once a child receives a place in Reception they automatically pass from year group to year group until they leave for Secondary School.

Children with physical disabilities and/or complex medical conditions should confer with Medway Council and any external agencies supporting the family to help process their application and admission.

Click Here to Visit Medway's Online Admissions Page

For Primary admissions 2020/21, including oversubscription criteria, please see document below.


Key dates for primary school admissions 2021

  • Primary school applications open: 9am on Monday 7 September 2020
  • Primary school applications close (national closing date): 5pm on Friday 15 January 2021
  • Offers sent to parents and carers (national offer date): 16 April 2021
  • Places must be accepted or refused by Friday 14 May 2021
  • Requests to go on a waiting list and appeals must be submitted by Friday 14 May 2021
  • Re-allocation of empty places begins on Monday 7 June 2021
  • Re-allocation of empty places ends on Friday 31 December 2021


Appeals information

14th May 2021 - This is the date by which an appeal for Year R for September 2021 must be handed in to us if you do not want a place in the school you have been given. Your appeal should state your reasons for this request. Additional information may be submitted later and full information regarding your appeal will be sent to you once the school receives your initial request in writing.
 You are asked to note that the school is bound by infant class legislation and the school’s PAN (Published Admission Number) which is currently set at 75.
Any appeals for this school for Year R will be held within 40 school days of the deadline for lodging appeals.
Any appeals lodged after 14th May for Year R will be heard within 30 days days of submitting the request or 22nd July whichever is the latter.
It is advisable to place your child on the school’s waiting list alongside any appeal request.
If you have any queries regarding an appeal, then you are asked to contact the school.

In-Year Casual Admissions (After September)

Casual Admissions throughout the academic year require parents to complete an In-Year admission form - see form attached below.

Completed forms should be given directly to the school by hand, post (Twydall Primary School, Twydall Lane, Gillingham, Kent, ME8 6JS) or by e-mail to 

If you require any information or would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Mrs. D. Butler, Admissions, on 01634 231761 (option 2) or e-mail to

SEND Access and Admission Arrangements

Admissions for children to our inclusive specialist provisions is co-ordinated with Medway Local Authority.  An EHCP identifies that the child requires support for their physical disability and/or medical condition that cannot reasonably be provided within the resources normally available to mainstream schools.

For further information on SEND and school admissions, please contact us on 01634 231761 to speak to Mrs C Johnstone.

For SEND access arrangements please see the SEND report on our Special Provision Page.